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The Earth’s Shadow

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2019 by lilybug1960

The Earth’s Shadow.
 
I think I have posted about this before, but just in case, here it is again. When you are looking at a sky, opposite the sun, during sunrise or sunset, the dark band just below the brighter band is the shadow of the Earth. Also known as the Umbra, the shadow will drop out of sight during sunrise, or rise into view during sunset. For photographers during sunrise it is an easy indicator when light will begin to light the foreground.
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Canon EOS RP, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/13th of a second, Fotopro Eagle Series EGL-65 tripod and E-6H gimbal head, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #FotoproEagleSeries, #FotoproUSA, #BearWoodsPhotography, #The3Chairs
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The backside of the storm

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2019 by lilybug1960

The backside of the storm.
 
Yesterday we experienced the big storm that has caused so much damage the past few days across the country. We were lucky we just had some strong winds and lots of rain on and off. It has dropped our temperatures down to the mid 30’s this morning. I am always ready to photograph leading edges and the backsides of storms as those often present the best photographic opportunities. It didn’t light the clouds like I had hoped but it did light the horizon. I sat outside for about an hour just listening to the birds and most of my summer residents can be heard singing away. Some are even staking out territories closer to the house this year which could also offer some nice behavioral photography if they build nests nearby.
 
If you haven’t seen Part 2 of my comparison video of the Canon EOS RP and the Nikon Z6, here is the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W_PXo38psI
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Nikon Z6 via the FTZ adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/30th of a second, Fotopro Eagle Series EGL-65 tripod and E-6H Gimbal head, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #FotoproEagleSeries, #FotoproUSA, #BearWoodsPhotography

Out of the Fog

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2019 by lilybug1960

Out of the Fog.
 
After a good day of rest and soup, I feel much better. Thank you for the well wishes. The weather outside rapidly improved late afternoon allowing me to get out and capture a beautiful sunset over “The 3 Chairs”. You can see we have started preparing the raised bed gardens for veggies and flowers for the upcoming summer. The birdhouse is occupied by my Eastern Bluebirds again this year. All is well in Bear Woods.
 
Being a photographer is one thing, being an instructor can be a different animal all together at times. In addition to the technical questions about photography, I often get questions about the latest gear. I have been asked about and decided to pick up a new tripod to evaluate and use. It is made by Fotopro USA and is the Eagle series EGL-65 with a fairly unique gimbal head, the E-6H. Yesterday’s sunset allowed me to give the gimbal a try as a landscape head vs just with a long lens. The gimbal has a leveling base, when used with a camera that has an “L” bracket attached makes a really nice pano head. There are 2 versions of the tripod and I chose the smaller one for traveling primarily. It took me a few minutes to get comfortable with the new controls but I found it very sturdy and really easy to use. I will do a video soon talking about its features as well.
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Nikon Z6 via the FTZ adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 100, 2 exposures blended together for detail in the shadow area, Fotopro Eagle EGL-65 and E-6H Gimbal head, processed in Lightroom Classic CC, blended in Photoshop CC 2019. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #FotoproUSA, #BearWoodsPhotography

The Man Cold

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2019 by lilybug1960

The Man Cold.
 
I made an attempt to self diagnose my illness by looking on the internet, because there is no better source for great accurate information, right? I typed in my symptoms which included: flesh feels like burning off of my body, cough, severe aches and pain, eyes and nose watering, head in a fog, plus more. I decided to also alert the internet brain trust that I was a male, since we men often mask our symptoms of pain better. Apparently I am suffering from the dreaded man cold. I am thinking with an illness this severe I will see someone from the CDC in a Hazmat suit showing up at the door to quarantine our house. I have decided that the best course of action is 2 fold. First stay off the internet when diagnosing illnesses, and secondly, hide under the covers just in case the CDC shows up.
 
Since my head has felt like it is in the fog all day, I would crawl out the back door and make an effort to record the scene outside. Ironically it was foggy…
 
Tamron 17-35mm Di OSD lens on a Nikon Z6 via FTZ adapter, Manual Exposure mode, f2.8, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second, Sirui W2204 tripod, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #Tamron1735, #SiruiUSA, #BearWoodsPhotography

Winter Pastels

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2019 by lilybug1960

Winter pastels.
 
It has been a while since I have shared an image of “The 3 Chairs”, so I thought it was the perfect time when I looked out the back window the other morning and saw the beautiful pastel clouds over Jasper. I traveled most of January and missed some of the coldest days up here in Bear Woods, some days in the low teens, in the next day or so we are expected to hit 79 degrees! Just in case you were interested, Beary, the resident groundhog here, didn’t emerge from his hole on Groundhog Day. I’m not sure if that means more winter, early spring, or we are moving straight to summer. This morning is a nice foggy, rainy day, nice to catch up on processing and some other work before the travel starts again.
 
Canon M6 and kit lens, Manual Exposure mode, f6.3, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/15th of a second, handheld, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #BearWoodsPhotography, #The3Chairs

3 Chairs, 3 Peaks

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2018 by lilybug1960

3 Chairs, 3 Peaks.
 
I can’t believe I haven’t ever noticed that when you look across the valley from “The 3 Chairs” the line of mountains has 3 peaks! We’ve only had the place 8 years or so and I am just now noticing it. Maybe it has been one of those subconscious things and now its conscious? Either way, I like it!
 
Tamron 18-200mm Di-III VC lens on a Canon M6 mirrorless camera, Manual Mode, f8, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/60th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #BearWoodsPhotography, #The3Chairs

Look, no fog!

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2018 by lilybug1960

Look, no fog!
 
Our view for the past few days has been a wall of clouds and fog. The town of Jasper below hasn’t been visible much or at least for very long. When I woke up yesterday morning, I couldn’t see The 3 Chairs. As I was working on the computer I noticed it starting to clear a little. Within a 10 minute period the clouds and fog lifted and this was the scene that welcomed me. I’m off for a local adventure this morning with my camera and a good friend, and look forward to posting some of the images over the next few days.
 
Tamron 18-200mm Di-III VC lens on a Canon M100 mirrorless camera, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/400th of a second, Sirui W2204 tripod and K20 ballhead, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional